[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ice Cube [/lastfm]gets major backing from Disney on a new film and as well he has a side project working with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bow Wow[/lastfm] on his TV series. Disney is only backing the new film and Bow Wow is calling up some old friends to produce the music for his new series.
My full story comes from HiphopDx.com:
Ice Cube works on a new Disney movie and signs on to produce new Bow Wow sitcom.
While Disney hasn’t always been the home of many Hip Hop related projects, the studio is working to release Chrome and Paint, a new film project by Ice Cube. The flick will center around car culture, as the title suggests and it will be co-written, co-directed and co-produced by Cube, who will also make an appearance in the movie.
Matt Alvarez, Cube’s partner in CubeVision, will co-direct and co-produce the film. Eva Vives has signed off to write the film. Vives is best known for her 2002 film, Raising Victor Vargas.
The film, based on a 2006 Cube song by the same name, was meant to be a gritty picture but Disney’s affiliation has somewhat changed things. While the film may not be getting the R-rated treatment anymore, it will still be about car culture.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the film will be about a young man who loses his father and then begins to rebuild a car that belonged to him. Cube is said to star in the film as a family friend who helps.
Cube also has his sights set on television projects as news recently hit that he would be producing a new television series starring Bow Wow. In a recent interview with AllHipHop.com, Bow explained that the deal is still in its early stages but added that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jermaine Dupri [/lastfm]may also be involved.
“I just spoke with JD yesterday,” Bow noted. “He is actually about to do the music for the TV show sitcom that I am doing with Ice Cube.”
“I partnered with Ice Cube and he is producing my sitcom. I told JD when [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Will Smith [/lastfm]had his own show [“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Quincy Jones [/lastfm]did all the music so it’s only right that he does mine. So I got him doing all the scores to the TV show. I speak to JD daily.”
Bow Wow, who has worked with Cube in the past on more than one project, will star in Madea’s Big Happy Family, a film that is set to be released later this month.
Could this be the turning point for Disney to finally realize that there is money in making movies for our culture? And as long as they stay close to being real as possible.
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